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  • What to expect when Trump's tax law takes effect

    President Trump’s new tax law makes changes to the code that will shape decisions made from individual filers to massive corporations. The new law, which for the most part takes effect Jan. 1, is already influencing taxpayers’ behavior, with some companies announcing bonuses and hordes of citizens in high-tax states rushing to prepay their property taxes. As the measure goes into [...]

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    Follow Your Passion and Start Your Own Business Follow Your Passion Sign - Motivational sign for Entrepreneurs I believe entrepreneurship has to do with finding something your are passionate about and taking action to make the idea or concept a reality. Along with becoming an entrepreneur come many benefits including freedom, flexibility, and the ability to follow your passion and do what you [...]

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    U.S. Service Sector Revenue Growth Accelerates

    Revenue growth across the sprawling U.S. service sector continued to accelerate in the third quarter, a sign of health in key sectors of the economy. Total revenue at service-providing firms rose an estimated 5.3% in the third quarter compared with a year earlier, the Commerce Department said Thursday, marking the strongest annual revenue growth since late 2014. In the first nine months of [...]

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    U.S. Economy Approaches Year’s End on Lackluster Note

    Stock prices may have soared since the November election, but the U.S. economy is ending 2016 on an anemic note. Measures of economic vitality including income growth, consumer spending and inflation weakened last month following a short-lived spurt. Household spending rose just 0.2% in November from the month before, a slowdown in growth from the previous two months, while incomes flatlined, the [...]

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    Flat Auto Sales Cloud U.S. Growth Outlook

    The auto industry has been a bright spot during much of the recent U.S. economic expansion, but the country’s car buyers are showing signs of fatigue, raising concerns over the broader outlook for consumer spending—a key engine of U.S. growth. Sales of light vehicles in the U.S. have increased for six straight years, touching a record 17.5 million units in 2015, and are potentially on [...]

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    Fed Finds Continued Growth in Noncash Payments

    Americans are pulling out their credit cards, but also hanging onto their checkbooks. Those are some of the findings from a Federal Reserve study released Thursday that analyzes payment trends over the past three years and tracks the unrelenting march of electronic transactions. In its sixth rendition of the study, the Fed said the number of U.S. noncash payments continued to gain ground between [...]

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